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Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness | Patty Duke
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In her revealing bestseller Call Me Anna, Patty Duke shared her long-kept secret: the talented, Oscar-winning actress who won our hearts on The Patty Duke Show was suffering from a serious-but-treatable-mental illness called manic depression. For nearly twenty years, until she was correctly diagnosed at age thirty-five, she careened between periods of extreme euphoria and debilitating depression, prone to delusions and panic attacks, temper tantrums, spending sprees, and suicide attempts. Now in A Brilliant Madness Patty Duke joins with medical reporter Gloria Hochman to shed light on this powerful, paradoxical, and destructive illness. From what it's like to live with manic-depressive disorder to the latest findings on its most effective treatments, this compassionate and eloquent book provides profound insight into the challenge of mental illness. And though Patty's story, which ends in a newfound happiness with her cherished family, it offers hope for all those who suffer from mood disorders and for the family, friends, and physicians who love and care for them.From the Paperback edition.
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Clwojick I would have to say my favourite was 6mo
Clwojick I can‘t wait to read the second book in the series, and I will definitely be checking out more of his work in the future. I read this book during #NewToYou, week 2. 6mo
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TheAromaofBooks Mine was a reread - 6mo
Clwojick Yassss! @AnansiGirl That is one of my favs! 💖 6mo
Clwojick @Megabooks that‘s been on my TBR for awhile now. 6mo
Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks @Erofan I haven‘t heard of either of those before now, but they sound great! 6mo
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Okay guys! It‘s the last week of May! Show us a stack of what you hope you read before the month is up!

#TuesdayTBR #MayMadness @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

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Clwojick
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Well folks, it‘s the final week of #MayMadness, so we thought we‘d wrap it up with “Books From Your Shelf”, so you can tackle that #MountTBR 📚

Happy reading everyone! It‘s been a brilliant and wild ride this past month. 💙🧡❤️

@RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

RadicalReader Thanks so much for working with us so we could make this the best experience I‘ve ever had reading and on Litsy 6mo
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May is “Get caught reading” month, & we are celebrating Banned books this week. So for this weeks #WeeklyChallenge we have devised a way to celebrate both.

Take a selfie or have somebody take a picture of you reading a #BannedBook. Then post it and tag us! Get creative and have fun with it, but most of all get caught reading! 😍🤓🤩🤪

#MayMadness

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Some of you guys have already shared some stacks of your owned #BannedBooks, but we‘d like to see a stack or a list of which #BannedBooks you‘re hoping to read this week! 📚

Are there any books that have been hanging out in #MountTBR for too long? Maybe this is the week to finally read them! 🤗

#MayMadness #TuesdayTBR

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As always, at the start of each week of #MayMadness we‘ve got another #personalchallenge for you guys as well!

How are you going to choose to #PayItForward this week?

Samplergal I have a bag to go to my library this week. 6mo
Clwojick @Samplergal 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
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Clwojick
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We‘re flying through May! I can‘t believe we‘re already starting into week four! 💪🏻 This week we‘re challenging you to read some #BannedBooks!

#MayMadness @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader

thereadingunicorn How do we know if a book I s banned or not ? I‘m confused lol 6mo
Clwojick @thereadingunicorn there are many lists online with books that have been banned in schools and libraries. I have just posted a few lists for everyone to see. 6mo
thereadingunicorn @Clwojick okay thank you 6mo
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We‘ve got a fun little #minichallenge for you this week! Seeing as how it‘s all about the #GraphicNovels and #Comics this week, we‘ve got a speech bubble search for you!

Look through your graphics and comics, and try to find the word “Madness” or any version of that word.

Can‘t wait to see what y‘all dig up!

@TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader #MayMadness

gradcat I don‘t have any graphic novels/comics yet...I‘ve been lazy about buying them for the #Booked2019 challenge. Oops—I guess I ought to hurry up! 6mo
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It‘s that time again! This week we want to hear your go-to #GraphicNovel recommendations! Can‘t wait to see what goodies y‘all suggest! ♥️💙💜

#MayMadness #Recommendsday @TheReadingMermaid @RadicalReader @Clwojick

Leniverse Adults only: "Saga", "Monstress". Older teens+ "MAUS", "V for Vendetta", "Persepolis", Younger teens + "The Promised Neverland", Middle Grade and up: "Lumberjanes", "Phoebe and Her Unicorn", "Amulet", "The Sleeper and the Spindle". 6mo
Leniverse Oh wait, was this a photo challenge? 😂 6mo
Clwojick @Leniverse Nope, not really. Just wondering what everyone‘s suggestions are. If you want to share a pic, great. If you just want to list them here that‘s good too. 😊 6mo
ilyssa.g Marvel's Runaways, The Killing Joke, Captain Marvel, Spider-Gwen, Maus, and Persepolis 6mo
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Hey guys! Sorry I‘m super late posting this today! It‘s been a very busy morning 🙈

Please share your graphic novel #tuesdayTBR stack with us! I can‘t wait to see what goodies you‘ve chosen to read! There are so many amazing graphic novels, manga and comics out there. 💙

#MayMadness @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

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We don‘t usually double post... but we occasionally make an exception 😉. Repost for @TheReadingMermaid :
Question: What do 2 readathon's, a photo challenge, a scavenger hunt, a monster guessing game and tons of bookish games & activities and a big prize at the end all have in common?
Answer: #MayMadness !!!!! 😍🤪😵🙃😍
Come join in the fun you guys! All are welcome! 💕🤗

TheReadingMermaid Oh my goodness I didn't know it was a double post I'm so sorry! And thank you so much for making the exception. You are incredible thank you! ❤️🤗❤️ 7mo
Clwojick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Thanks guys! 7mo
LitsyHappenings Lol no I just meant your post and @Clwojick ‘s (below) both address the same thing .. but this one was pretty & informative 😉 7mo
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Question: What do 2 readathon's, a photo challenge, a scavenger hunt, a monster guessing game and tons of bookish games & activities and a big prize at the end all have in common?
Answer: #MayMadness !!!!! 😍🤪😵🙃😍
Come join in the fun you guys! All are welcome! 💕🤗

@Clwojick @RadicalReader @LitsyHappenings
#LitsyHappenings #Readathon #ReadingChallenge #PhotoChallenge #LitsyGames #LitsyGiveaways #Giveaway

Bookartbookmarks This will be so fun!! Thank you for doing this! 7mo
TheReadingMermaid @Bookartbookmarks but of course sweetie! We like to have fun while we read 😉😁🤓📖📚 7mo
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I thought of Patty Duke for today‘s prompt, a favorite Nirvana song for me. Mental illness is in my family and I sometimes worry about what that means for me. I know people who have taken and benefit from #lithium. I know people who take themselves off meds when they think they don‘t need them. Duke, who was what was once called manic depressive, was such an advocate for the topic. We must keep talking about it.

#rocktober

Andrew65 Couldn't agree more! Well said. 😊 2y
Cinfhen Echoing @Andrew65 well said🙌🏻 2y
BarbaraBB You‘re so right! 😘 2y
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